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RAPAURA Watergardens

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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Very nice gardens

A lovely garden, hike, and waterfall. Lots of ducks to snap photos of. Peaceful places for a... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
kathleen f
Auckland, New Zealand
Simply Beautiful!

What an amazing experience! The Water Gardens at Rapaura are stunning and peaceful, transporting... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Kilauea, Hawaii
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A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native trees, ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, meandering walks over lush green lawns, bridges and streams, garden sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

A lovely garden, hike, and waterfall. Lots of ducks to snap photos of. Peaceful places for a picnic. Cheap to get in at only $15 with the money going into running the park. Future travellers should be aware that the drive up is through very...More

Thank kathleen f
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience! The Water Gardens at Rapaura are stunning and peaceful, transporting you to a world that rarely exists in this day and age. Yet, somehow, the owners and caretakers at Rapaura have found a way to maintain that level of tranquility and...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Was a beautiful day with my family to walk around the wonderful gardens. We saw lots of ducks on our way to the waterfall. The waterfall was awesome. The kids had a great day and were absolutely tired after we got back to the car....More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a place where you can visit a man-made garden and a nature waterfall. The garden was really beautiful we can see how much effort was put in to maintain it. There was lily ponds in the garden but I think we missed the...More

Thank babywin627
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We visited the water gardens while staying in Thames whilst off the beaten track we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We walked through the garden up to the waterfall in beautiful landscaped gardens and bush. If you want peace and quite and be close to nature...More

Thank Keith70
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Absolutely lovely. So peaceful and all the water ponds and walks add to the atmosphere. Walk to falls is not recommended for those who struggle with climbing slopes - several flights of shallow steps through sub-tropical forest, but well worth it. Go here on a...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The location was peaceful and in a beautiful garden. The cottage was very well equipped and the owners were really helpful, even baking us a loaf of bread!

Thank elliotF
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed there in March and although it was only for one night we thoroughly enjoyed it. Sally and Sasha had been helpful answering e-mail queries from us before our visit and were extremely helpful and welcoming when we arrived. They provided everything for us...More

Thank JoyEastMidlands
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience Great food Well worth planning to spend time with Sally & Sasha- I must try the flounder next time Just wished I had more time

Thank markgoodman13
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Went with my hubby and thoroughly enjoyed our amble round these gorgeous gardens. Takes you to their own waterfall and swimming home which was divine, wish I'd had my togs with me. We had cake and coffee there first, both were excellent and the service...More

Thank Michelle A
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1 December 2016|
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Response from Gloria T | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15 Children $6 and family $36 ( 2 adults & 2 children
Dend B
17 May 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there and sorry I have not seen your query. There were no signs that restricted dogs but there are many ducks walking around and begging you to feed them. Best to answer that question are the gardens themselves. Enjoy... More